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Comment Re:Deja Vu (Score 1) 52

I highly doubt it's different in regards to latency. Even Steam in-home streaming via ethernet is too laggy for anything other than slow single-player games. It's like playing with 30FPS instead of 60FPS... Rocket League, for instance, feels just slightly mushy control-wise, which is enough to make it hard to accurately hit the ball. It's a significant handicap in any multiplayer game...

Comment Re:Why wireless charging? (Score 1) 208

For me, it's mainly being able to put the phone on the nightstand charging pad when I'm half asleep and not needing to fumble with a cable in the dark. Also, keeping a charging pad on my desk so that the phone's always topped up. If I did that with a cable, I'd need to plug in the phone every time I put it down...

Comment Re: The Surface is a laptop, the iPad Pro is not (Score 1) 279

Agreed. I have a Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T (the Atom Windows 8 tablet with pen), which was hella expensive (700+€), and the support has been absolutely shitty. The drivers are buggy as hell (regular BSODs), and the device is pretty much stuck with Win8.1 and Samsung is telling us to fuck off instead of making sure the device will get Win10.

Comment Re:Problem with the solution? (Score 1) 194

I got off a plane from Dubai to Düsseldorf about 30 hours ago and can definitely tell you that latency is not an issue - it's waiting 5 pages for a page to load that's an issue. Latency due to satellite is ~2 seconds in general. Throughput seems to be the limiting factor...

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 272

How about an expectation of not having a drone fall out of the sky and land on my head? I don't have anything against drones, just against the many idiots in this world who could easily buy one.

What's wrong with flying your drone in a place where nobody'll be annoyed by it? I don't drive my motorcycle through the park, so keep your drones out too.

A sine curve goes off to infinity, or at least the end of the blackboard. -- Prof. Steiner